Welp, this week was a total bust for me. Maybe it was the emotional aftermath from the previous weekend. My mind was totally off in space, triathlon was barely on my radar. I think if I had school this week to occupy my brain space it would have helped, but I was grateful for my break that followed such an emotional weekend. I should be able to give a detailed break down those events soon.
Monday: Rest day
This was a scheduled rest day for me. I thought because I missed all my weekend workouts I would move one of this weeks runs over, but I never did.
Tuesday: 1700yds in the pool
I felt like I was struggling through this workout. I felt very winded the whole time, but surprisingly so I pulled some of my best swim times ever! This workout was fast 50’s and fast 100’s with equal distance easy laps in between. My fast interval pace was 1:40/100 and my total average pace was 1:46/100, both of which are really fast for me. I have no idea what got into me during this swim, but I was flying! It felt so good.
Wednesday: Missed brick workout
Enough said. I wasn’t feeling great and I took a nap instead. Yup.
Thursday: Roughly 23 mile bike ride
This was supposed to be 35 miles. It was pushing 70degrees and beautiful, so I pulled Finely off the trainer, rounded up a couple of tri club peeps, and headed out down the lake shore. The wind was insane coming off the lake. Like I was pushing 250+ watts on my bike and struggling to break double digits in miles per hour. The tailwind on the way back was amazing though. At one point I glanced down at my watch and saw I was going well over 29mph and only pushing 120 watts. Love it, cruising!
Theeeeeen I got a flat tire.
Yup. First ride of the season and I flatted. I was last in line, my other two riding buddies were ahead of me, so I messaged them that I had gotten a flat on 96A and was just sitting on the side of the road. SC offered to come back for me with her car since I was only about a mile from the bike shop we left from. While I waited I started pulling apart my hub. Everything was going great until I realized I totally had the wrong spare tube. Ugh, fail. SC picked me up and I left Finley at the bike shop to get her tube replaced, get cleaned up and get a quick check up. I need to call them though and ask them to replace the tire I think. I’ve had two flats on that one now and it’s all worn from being on the trainer all winter, so I think it’s time to replace that one. I might just ask for Gator Skins so I can be a little more comfortable knowing my flat chances are lessened. I was pretty frustrated being on the side of the road unable to fix my bike.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: A whole lotta nothing
Friday was my birthday and I planned to get in five miles of mile repeats, but it just never happened. I got too busy getting ready for everyone who was coming over later in the day to celebrate. Saturday I had planned rest day. Sunday I had a swim and a 10k time trial on the docket. My plan was to at least get in the 10k since I was feeling like I just really wanted to get a good run in. But we woke up to a fresh, thick layer of snow on the ground and more coming down. I just couldn’t do it. After being out in the beautiful weather only a couple of days prior I just couldn’t wrap my head around running for an hour in the snow. Ugh, yuck.
So really, that’s it. I plan to crack down and get back on the wagon this week. I’m back at work today and back on my regular schedule, so I’m planning to just slide back into my training groove.
Best and worst workout this past week?
Ever had a super “off” week? How do you handle it?